All dressed up and somewhere to go ... in a hot ride! "Movie and a Makeover" event at Rik Rak Salon.
I didn't want to post about Sex and the City 2 when it first came out because I hate spoilers. But now that some time has passed, here's review, which is shorter than a Manolo Blahnik stiletto:
In this screwball flick, a bunch of whiny women with first world problems go to the desert and get into all kinds of goofy trouble.
Yep, that's it! Hey, don't get me wrong -- I'm a big fan of the show, though contrary to what many may think, I didn't start watching it until the final episode! If you love Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte and Miranda, you'll love keeping up with them, but the movie lacks the depth so many of us loved about the TV series. And to be honest, I missed the main character, New York City. I'd love the screenwriters of The Hangover to take a stab at a Sex and the City movie -- you can have your adventure and make a really good movie, too.
The best part of Sex and the City 2 for me was an event hosted by fabulous Rik Rak Salon in Brickell, with Midtown Chica at the helm bringing together a bunch of great chic bloggers. I got to hang out with Midtown Chica, Jewel's Fab Life and Go Live Miami, and also meet some other sexy and sassy gals on the local web scene: Accidental Sexiness, Jennifer Santiago of Plum TV, Mitch's Daily Dish, Your Not So Desperate Housewife, Miami Beats and Sazon, Strictly Miami Blog and Annie Vazquez from NBC Miami.
After Rik Rak pampered us with manicures and blow outs -- you know I want to say "blow jobs" but Midtown Chica will spank me! -- Chevy chauffeured all of us dolled up up babes to Lincoln Road where we caught the premiere of the movie after being nearly trampled by the sea of estrogen waiting in line at the cinema. And as if that wasn't Liza-Minnelli-fabulous enough, my buddy and Miami Beach condo king Kevin Tomlinson awaited me with a big tub of popcorn and even bigger smile. Our wise-cracks had Midtown Chica in stitches.
While my memories of the film quickly faded, my manicure from Rik Rak lasted a whole week. This was nothing short of a miracle as my relationship with nail polish is like a one night stand that ends before midnight -- poof! it just never lasts.
(I can't prove it, but maybe there's kryptonite in the top coat.)
Rik Rak Salon is family-owned and run, boasts an upscale boutique and has a great café on the premises that serves wine. I go there now for lunch sometimes -- try their whole wheat penne with pesto, sun-dried tomatoes, spinach and grilled chicken for $10. Seriously, it's probably one of the best lunch deals in the area and besides, Latin Burger stops in every now and then.
If you go to Rik Rak Salon, check out the artwork in the lobby. It's from the Taplin collection (the Taplins of Sagamore Hotel fame). There is an amazing larger-than-life painting to your left on the way to the restrooms.
Photo credit: Midtown Chica